East Canyon Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

East Canyon Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

4.1 miles
449 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

22 days ago

Not a lot of shade, no clear ending, and some plants grow on the trial. Neat scenery and diverse plant and animal life.

6 months ago

This was a gentle hike on good packed snow or gravel. The scenery was beautiful and the sound of Parley’s Creek almost drowned out the sound of the highway. The kids enjoyed throwing snowballs at each other and being out in the sunshine on this winter day.

7 months ago

Easy and gradual climb to the junction of the Sheep Trail. Follows a small river that is fishable. Would be a nice easy beginner snow shoe trail

9 months ago

This trail clearly has a watershed protected area sign. No dogs allowed!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The grass along the very narrow trail is almost as high as my shoulders. There is also no shade, so it can be very hot. There is a large number of grasshoppers and bees as well. This hike should be categorized as easy, as it's not very steep.

Friday, July 14, 2017

This was a very quiet, peaceful hike. It was also quite easy, so I'm not sure why it is categorized as moderate.

The first 3/4 mile is along a service road and is in full sun. Bring lots of sunscreen and water if you plan to do this hike on a summer day!

When the trail goes off the road and into the grass, it is very pretty. Still not much shade, but there are 4-5 spots to take a break from the sun along the way. The grass was very high along most of the narrow trail, which made me concerned about snakes. But the only wildlife I saw was a chipmunk, squirrels, birds, butterflies, and a moose (!).

There is no clear end to this trail, it merges into the Sheep Trail without any markings. Overall, a very nice little hike.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Beautiful in the spring, especially coming back down-canyon

Thursday, February 23, 2017

One of my favorites. Saw my first moose here. Usually pretty peaceful. Great hike/ snowshoe to take visitors on that are not used to it.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Really enjoyed this hike. Slight gentle incline on the way in started as a wide gravel path. When you see the end of the gravel path you need to stay left and go over the black pipe to the left (see picture). Lots to see along the way: animal tracks, ponds, streams, and a rusted bus. Loads of deer paths led off the main trail, for the more adventurous to explore.

11 months ago

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recorded East Canyon Trail

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Sunday, October 11, 2015